November 24th, 2012

A pro-free (as in freedom) audio file formats propaganda poem. The text is original and licensed under CC-BY 3.0 as well.

Audio File Formats can be confusing at first,
I hope to change this, with this tiny verse!

FLAC is lossless, FLAC does compress,
with FLAC support there is no mess!

AIFF and WAV are too heavy to race,
Use FLAC to save lots of server space!

Vorbis is small and its use is free,
AAC and MP3 are tied to a patent tree!

FLAC and Vorbis are the best-sounding kin,
Leave restrictions behind and install a plug-in!

You are required to give attribution in the form of

Poem recording copyright 2012 Iwan Gabovitch [http://qubodup.net]

On FLAC and OGG Vorbis audio file formats
(image source)

Contact me if you have interest in specific sounds for open source or commercial purpose.


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    Apollucas 6 years, 3 months ago

    Genius :D

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    unfa 9 years ago

    I like this recording a lot :D

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    unfa 9 years ago

    However for recording purposes WAV is good. Because it's easy to read and write - it's light on the CPU making it possible to playback and record multitrack recordings (for exampe in Ardour, a free-and-opensource DAW). Using FLACs instead makes things stutter and block. FLAC is not for multitrack ;-)

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    unfa 9 years ago

    @Erokia: FLAC having same quality as WAV weights less. If you want to save more space sacrificing some quality - you can use Vorbis.

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    deleted_user_2731495 9 years ago

    Doesn't flac take up more server space?


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